Muzeum Treblinka. Niemiecki Nazistowski Obóz Zagłady i Obóz Pracy (1941-1944)

  • Treblinka Museum. German Nazi Camp of Extermination and Labour Camp (1941-1944)

History

The Mausoleum of Struggle and Martyrdom in Treblinka was erected in 1964. The Museum of Struggle and Martyrdom in Treblinka was created in 1986 as a branch of the Regional Museum in Siedlce, but only in 2010 the permanent exhibition was open. Since 2018 the museum became the independent institution.

Building(s)

The Museum includes the former extermination camp, the former punitive labour camp, the graver mine, the execution place, and so-called The Black Way (Czarna Droga). The monument of the extermination camp victims was built in 1964. It contains the symbolic cemetery (17 thousands stones placed around the main monument). In 2010 the museum building was erected.

Archival and Other Holdings

Since 2010 there is a permanent exhibition in the Treblinka Museum. It is composed from four parts: (1) The civilian population in the September 1939, (2) The German occupation and the punitive labour camp, (3) The Jewish tombstones (4) The Jewish extermination camp. The biggest part of exhibition is devoted to the extermination camp. There are, among other things, the copies of the pictures made by Samuel Willenberg - the survivor of this camp, the big model of the camp, a lot of historical photographs, the Jewish tombstones, which were be used by the Nazi as a building material. They were excavated from the "Black Way" (the way which joined two camps). They originate from the Jewish cemetery in Kosów Lacki.

Opening Times

The Museum is open everyday between 9.00 and 18.30.

Sources

  • Mémorial/online search